About: Writing Dreams for Fun
Weirdness factor (1-10): 1 is normal and 10 is most weird.
Rating: Good, Bad, Fun, etc
Dreams from Last Night: The Good and the Bad
Cable from Mars to the Earth. Weirdness factor (4-5). Rating: Fun. Last night I dreamed that NASA had attached a cable from Mars to the earth, then attached a spherical probe of some kind to the earth side of the cable and proceeded to slowly wind it toward Mars. They had to work out some kinks when the first time it "overheated" and the cable was in danger of stretching and breaking before the probe lifted out of the ocean. I wondered how many years it would take the probe to get to Mars. (...)
The Bad Dream. Weirdness factor (5-6). Rating: Bad. Unfortunately, you kind of have to understand the layout of my parent's subdivision to get this dream, so I've drawn a map.
Helping kids escape. Along the way, I ran into all these elementary kids and helped herd and shepherd them away around the houses too, along with this other middle-aged woman who joined us. There were about five of them. We got around to the other side of the school. The shooting had stopped. Then, I essentially dropped off the kids I'd been herding to the school under a pavilion, so they could be picked up by their parents.
Inside the school, the kids are being kidnapped and turned into unloved zombies. I tried to talk to the middle-aged woman (short, dark hair), who had come with me (I had something to ask - I forget what), but she was talking to an important person in a meeting, came out briefly, and I said I'd talk to her later - I didn't know. I started looking around the school hallways. I got some kind of "pop-up" on my view (like in a PC game) saying "Five copies made," or something like that. I suddenly realized that the kids I'd dropped off where being "copied" and false copies given to their parents, while the real ones were locked up in obscure rooms and were slowly turning into zombie-like staring dummies, and eventually morphed into mutated animals or horrors. Somehow I just *knew* that in this process, it would no longer be possible for them to feel loved, and that's why this was happening. When I looked into a room and saw this, I at once tried to rescue them. I rescued this one kid and gave him to his dad before he could turn into a zombie. There were four more I had to rescue, but I didn't know which rooms they were in and I didn't want the middle-aged woman (who was masterminding this) to know that I knew what she was up to. I looked around semi-frantically and saw one kid who had mutated into a weird brown horse (only it didn't look like one; more like a mutated rocking horse that was living). At this point, the whole thing felt very much like a video game, with video game dynamics. I considered: well, I didn't know where all the kids were. Therefore, I'd run around and look in all the rooms and find them - but doing this would waste a lot of time, in which they'd all morph into non-people. Therefore, once I knew where they were I would "reload my save," back to when I started, go to each room, grab them out and deliver them to their parents.
While I was trying to do this, I had to dodge the middle-aged woman, who had come out of her meeting. But I felt like - it doesn't matter if she knows I know - I can just reload to when she doesn't. At one point, she was coming into a room I was in, so I "hid" behind a yellow bicycle and sat really still, hoping she didn't notice. My brother came into the room and started talking to me, but I gave him these looks that said, "go away, you're going to give me away," and he got the hint and started talking to the middle-aged woman. But she saw me. A bike isn't much to hide behind. Then I ran out and tried to escape, holing myself up inside a dark room with shelves. Oma (my grandmother) was calling me, trying to get me to come out. She didn't know what was really going on. And she was giving away my position. All the kids were morphing into unloved non-entities and I still didn't know where they all were. In a panic, I was like - I got to reload, quick! Then I started awake thinking, "Oh no! I got to rewind time! I got to save them! (...) No you don't! Rewinding time is not real!" And then I realized... none of it was real. Thank goodness. The kids being turned into unloved entities and hidden from their parents really upset me.
Wrap-up, X-wings fighting shadowy giants, etc. Weirdness factor (4). Rating: Meh. I went back to sleep, and in my dream, I got home and told mom and dad all about the school with the kids, repeatedly. The whole gunfire incident was on the news and the middle-aged woman (some kind of superintendent) was being interviewed. Then, somewhere along in the dream, for some reason, small X-wings were fighting gigantic people - they were just black shadows. But the X-wing people all died. They got stomped on like bugs. James and my old biochemistry (2011) classmate Joe Lichtenwalner went to their funeral, but I did not. I can't remember why, but there was a reason. I think I was waiting for someone. I also remember seeing Walter in a green shirt (our Warmachine friend who plays Circle), at a grocery store and him saying hi to us. Alas, that's all I remember.
My Favorite Dream (Oct 30, 2011): Sith Wants to Steal My Data
Then, I found Dr. Kushner inside this big mansion where lots of people were staying for some important something that was going on, and I told him what happened and that the Dark Lord apparently did not want us communicating and wanted to steal my data! What should I do? I can't remember what he said, but while he was working on a plan, I was to pretend as if all was well (so as not to alert the Dark Lord and so he wouldn't kill me) and keep doing experiments as slowly as possible.
Apparently, the Dark Lord of the Sith worked at a deli in a grocery store, because he was behind the counter at one. I was inoculating more cultures on the other side of the deli where customers usually buy stuff. Then, the top part of most of my tubes broke off somehow and I was trying to cap them frantically, but I was sure they were contaminated, and I was trying to placate the Dark Lord's henchwoman, who was sitting on the deli counter watching me - telling her, it will just take a sec to re-inoculate them.
Later, I was outside Dr. Kushner's hallway in the mansion, watching, because I was certain agents of the Dark Lord would try to spy on him. It turned out I was right - Dr. Wiegert (former physics teacher) came as one of his agents, and was snooping around and doing something, but I can't remember what (sorry Dr. Wiegert - luck of the draw, I guess). I was watching behind this papery wall with holes and lots of spider webs, and Dr. Wiegert saw me, but I don't remember what happened next or how I escaped.
At one point, I was talking to Dr. Kushner again, trying to avoid the Dark Lord, and we were outside near a rundown building - the sky was gray with dull, lumpy clouds (actually, everything looked gray) - and he had this old, dirty white box car looking van that was filled to the ceiling with crumpled old newspapers and a few dead bodies. The bodies rather creeped me out. I remember saying to him, something like - oh of course! The bodies don't rot because when you Name them, they stay just as they are (no, he was not giving the bodies names; it's a reference to the magic system in Name of the Wind by Rothfuss). I am not sure where he got these dead bodies, but they weren't people he killed. He had found them that way. Anyway, he said he had his car like that because HE could see THROUGH the newspapers and bodies, but the Sith Lord couldn't, so he could hide himself and his experiments better from him.
At another point in the dream, I was walking through this large house made of reeds that Dr. Said (pronounced S-eye - EED, my endocrinology teacher) built. It was really strong, but it swayed like a rope bridge or a lump of jello when you walked. I loved it. There were all these kids in it who loved it too. I think it was supposed to be in Haiti. But, some bad guys came and destroyed it. I don't remember that part very well.
Then, I just remember bits and pieces: 1) I was playing this card game, where the object of the game was not to look surprised at all when someone showed you one of their cards. I can't remember what the cards looked like. 2) Being in a dark alley with a few stark lights, opening a manhole cover and looking down into it. 3) Playing a video game in which you had to keep the buttons parallel to the screen. 4) At one point, I was in some kind of open air cockpit (I think) shooting down planes that were flying (or, more like quickly floating by) about 30 feet above the ground, and shooting bad guys on the ground.
Finally, I killed all the bad guys and Dr. Said rebuilt the house of reeds (remember, this was supposed to be in Haiti). All the kids were so excited that they bought three really old books from the Walmart down the road and put them in the reed house under a window with no glass. One was a really old, careworn dictionary, a really old biochemistry book, and another really old book related to science. I was worried about the books being there, because I was afraid the house would wobble so much the books would scatter and someone would step on them, but I didn't say anything. Instead, I told them to make sure to buy shades for the window so the books wouldn't get wet when it rained. They said they would. I told them if they learned to read English, and they liked their books and wanted to go into biochemistry, to let me know and I would send them much newer texts. I remember seeing a form that said Dr. Said was 38, but he's actually much older than that in real life.